August 9, 2007

Wild ride proves beneficial for Chaney

Connecticut forward Allan Chaney must have read about Jordan DeMercy last summer. Both players got into an All-American camp the same way and the results are nearly identical.

Chaney, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound power forward from New London (Conn.) High School, did not receive an official invite to the Rbk U camp this summer. That didn't keep him and his father going to the tournament headquarters and waited for an opportunity like DeMercy did last year.

DeMercy drove to Indianapolis with some of his Norcross (Ga.) teammates, and was allowed to participate after seven hours of waiting for an answer. After a good week of work, DeMercy quickly became a coveted target and ended up at Florida State.

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